McDuffies wrote:chainmailbikini wrote:Forums are less popular than semaphore? Hmm, that's a good point. But I hear FB is starting to crack down on multiple accounts and I hear their business sites are kinda garbage unless you give them some monies, which I can't really blame them for, but I'm not rolling in mad stacks of famous web comic dough either atm... am I derailing this thread? I'm terrible at staying on topic.
I'm hearing that too, but there's good several years before it actually becomes useless, and then something new will come to replace it.
Thing is, forums are in most cases very disappointing experience. It appears that even a huge following isn't a guarantee that your forum will liven up. One has to be savvy in marketing his forum in the same way he has to know how to market his comic, you gotta put at least as much effort in advertising your forum and keeping it an interesting place to visit. In other words, lots of work.
Comments under the comics seem to be a big deal nowadays. These days people are used to being able to leave a comment on anything they see, and communities get formed there too.
My site has a link saying "Forum", it links to here. I figure if I ever generate enough interest to have my own forum I'll get one but until then... 1) it looks good to have a link saying "forum", 2) people could technically find me and talk about RTP on here if they wanted to (I doubt the volume of discussion would actually get in the way) 3) we might get a few more posters here from it.